The 6-3 ½, 180-pound Mercer may not put up the gaudy scoring numbers that his partner, Williams, continuously throws on the board – but Mercer is quite content playing in the shadow of his teammate and doing his own thing.
One area in which Mercer may not get enough credit is the fact that he makes those around him - particularly Williams - better. Mercer does a nice job getting into the seams and doing the majority of his damage from mid-range and in.
Mercer grew up in Anaheim, Calif., and moved to the south six years ago.
``They have such different styles," Mercer said. "California was run and gun while Georgia has bigger players."
Mercer, one of the few kids to actually admit his favorite player is LeBron James, will now figure out whether he'd rather remain down south for college – or head back to the west coast.
``I'm not really sure," Mercer said. "I may end up playing with Louis in college. We're just trying to see how this whole thing plays out. We both could end up at Georgia."
``The coaching and coaching style is really important to me," Mercer added. "That and who can make me the best player that I can be."